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Bowie Symphonic: BlackstarStrathmore
Sat. Feb 15 Tribute to the late David Bowie.
The Merry Wives of WindsorFolger Theatre
Jan. 22 – Mar. 1 Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception, and the power of women. Directed by Aaron Posner.
Maz JobraniThe Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31 Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.
Washington Performing Arts: Budapest Festival OrchestraStrathmore
Fri. Feb 21 Under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer.
Becoming JaneNational Geographic
Thru Jun. 1 Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.
Drum TAO 2020Strathmore
Fri. Feb 7 Internationally-acclaimed percussion artists.
Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (part of Lunar New Year Celebration)The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22 Grammy Award®–winning artist Tang Muhai returns to the Kennedy Center to conduct the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra.
Thu. Feb 13 Hawaii-born Shimabukuro melds elements of pop and jazz into his passionate performances, emoting pure joy with virtuosic flair.
Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn BrooksStrathmore
Fri. Jan 24 Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.
National Archives SleepoverNational Archives
Sat. Feb 1 A night of adventure awaits at the National Archives!
Gun & PowderSignature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23 Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.
Washington Performing Arts: Kian SoltaniThe Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22 He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.
Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie MutterThe Kennedy Center
Sat. Feb 1
NSO: Dvořák's Cello ConcertoThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 6 – 9
NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne JacksonThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 13 – 15
Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 4 – 9
Washington Performing Arts: Midori & ThibaudetStrathmore
Sat. Jan 25
American Ballet Theatre: GiselleThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 11 – 16
Washington Performing Arts: Melissa AldanaSixth & I
Sat. Feb 15
Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann FennellyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 11
Rightfully Hers: American Women and the VoteNational Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021
Riffs and Relations: Terrance HayesThe Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's TaleFolger Theatre
Mon. Jan 27
Washington Performing Arts: Kinan Azmeh CityBandSixth & I
Sat. Feb 8